November 04, 2006
What the Heck *is* Emo Anyway?
Since I've been working with 3B on a project (essentially they turn all your favorite web environments into a 3D experience), I've been learning a lot about their user base, which is predominantly younger than 35. An even larger percentage are in their twenties. One of their communities is emo, which I wasn't all that familiar with, so I started to explore.
So, what the heck *is* emo anyway? It just so happens that there is a website solely dedicated to emo, just as you would expect in the new web world, where there is a home for nearly anyone, regardless of size, interest or demographic. There are also various styles.
The writer shares, "there isn't a real consensus on what "emo" and "emocore" are, or if they are even different. It's pretty clear these days what you're talking about with terms like "punk," "postpunk," "no-wave," "hardcore punk," "old-school/new-school," etc (although the difference between "hardcore punk" and "hardcore" is lost on a lot of people - "hardcore punk" is punk rock made heavier, faster, louder; "hardcore" is what happened after the hardcore punks realized they didn't have to sound like punk rock anymore - still heavy, fast, loud, but with a different foundation.)"
Hmmm, now, can you repeat again in my language, please? So what the heck *is* emo anyway?
Emo is apparently short for "emotional," a broad category which covers a lot of different styles of emotionally-charged punk rock. Now I know and how great to know, given that there is an entire community that would seem to be interested in an 3D emo world. Enter 3B. More on them later.
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